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Old April 1st, 2009, 21:39   #1
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TM Hi-Capa 4.3 VS 5.1

Hi,
I'm considering buying a TM Hi-Capa to participate in the M.A.P.S. as I've heard it was a pretty accurate weapon.

I was wondering what are the differences between these two pistols? Is it only cosmetics?
I intend to modify them a bit on the long term, is one easier to do than the other?

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Old April 1st, 2009, 21:50   #2
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The 5.1 is 5.1 inches long, and the 4.3 is 4.3 inches long I think. 5.1 is more for accuracy and precision, while 4.3 is more for combat and tactical situations. If you're going into airsoft practical shooting, generally a 5.1 would be better. I've seen many more 5.1 hi-capas modded than 4.3s, but both guns have many after market parts.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 22:07   #3
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5.1/4.3 refers to the length (inches) of the outer barrel...inners on both are slightly shorter.

Short answer: Get the 5.1

Longer answer:
5.1 advantages over 4.1
- ambi thumb safeties...good for when the stage calls for weak hand manipulation
- longer inner = more accuracy (yes, noticeable), more velocity
- longer slide = longer sight line = more precise aiming, better balance
- target rear sight...adjustable (the 4.3 sight is non-adjustable)
- lots more parts are designed for the 5.1...but many will work on the 4.3
- mag release sits a bit higher...the 4.3 is "low-profile...5.1 is better for fast mag changes

* biggest one for me is the adjustable rear sight...I like to aim at what I hit, not off to the side or high or low...
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 02:06   #4
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The biggest reason I would recommend getting the 5.1 over 4.3 for practical shooting, is mainly because the controls on the 5.1 are ambidextrous.

The thumb safety levers on the 4.3 are on the left side only, so that only right handed users can effectively use it (quickly). Left handed users can access it as well, although it may be difficult for forced left handed shots that can sometimes occur in a stage.

On that note, it IS possible to purchase ambidextrous levers to install on the 4.3, but it's just an added expense.

In my opinion, the extra 0.8" of barrel length alone in the 5.1 will not make the weapon that much more accurate, but when you combine it with the fact that the front & rear open sights are further apart as well as a rear "match type" Bomar type rear sight that is both windage & elevation adjustable, it really does make it a more precise tool for practical shooting.
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 07:18   #5
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Thank you for your help!
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:31   #6
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lol I was just thinking which one to get and googled it.. found this! Thanks!
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